• Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Experience the charm of Montreux on a full-day tour from Geneva. Soak up views of the Swiss countryside as you travel toward the city cradled by the Alps and Lake Geneva. Discover Corsier-sur-Vevey, the village around Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to the artist Charlie Chaplin; see the magnificent medieval castle of Château de Chillon; and take an open trolley tour of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before making the return trip to Geneva, top off the day with some free time to explore the sights of Montreux.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Geneva to Montreux
  • Capture photos of the picturesque Lake Geneva countryside
  • See Château de Chillon, an atmospheric castle on Lake Geneva
  • Free time to explore in Corsier sur Vevey and Montreux
  • Take a trolley tour in Lavaux, a World Heritage Site
  • Taste local cheese, wine, and other products

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon

In December shop for gifts at the Christmas Market in Montreux!

After pickup at Gare Routière de Genève in central Geneva, climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and admire the spectacular scenery during the 60-mile (97-km) journey to Montreux. Enjoy a brief stop in Lausanne, a town surrounded by the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyards, and capture panoramic photos of Lake Geneva from an ideal vantage point.

Head next to Corsier-sur-Vevey and spend some free time in the village around Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to the artist Charlie Chaplin.

Afterward, take an open trolley tour through the UNESCO-listed Lavaux. Taste samples of local cheese, wine, or grape juice, and enjoy a tour of Vevey, Nestlé headquarters, and the market, before taking some free time for lunch.

In the afternoon, hop back aboard the open trolley and drive along the lake road from Vevey to the Château de Chillon, a grand castle and fortress located on an island in Lake Geneva. Stop at Château de Chillon for some pictures, and find yourself suitably awestruck by one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks. Hear of famous writers who were inspired by the residence and then head into the historical center of Montreux.

Spend the rest of your tour exploring Montreux independently. Learn about the artists who have visited, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles, and Freddie Mercury, who lived in Montreux for several years and recorded his last Queen album with the group in the Mountain Studio at Montreux Casino. Visit Queen’s old studio, see beautiful views of Lake Geneva, browse the sophisticated boutiques, or enjoy some lunch in one of the top-quality restaurants on the flower-filled promenade (own expense).

Afterward, relax during the journey back to Geneva, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We loved Montreux and the Chateau de Chillon, which we highly recommend. The problem with this tour is the stop in Corsier sur Vevey is pointless. This company has another similar tour that stops at the Charlie Chaplin museum in Corsier sur Vevey and they lump this tour in with them and say you can visit Corsier sur Vevey. The problem is that we were dropped off in the middle of a residential neighborhood where there is literally nothing to see or visit. I would recommend finding a tour that goes straight to Montreux and skips the stop in Corsier sur Vevey.

Abdelkader D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was really nice. The guide was amazing, friendly, and knowledgeable. We learned so much. The driver was very nice too. They made sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable throughout the trip. The weather was great too !! I really recommend this trip.

marta.gseda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Maggie was a great tour guide. For example, we had the option on this trip to upgrade to include a boat ride to chillon and Chaplin world
Studios. I only wanted the boat tour. She gave me tips on where to purchase the boat tickets and where on the boat the group was going to be at.

Krystyna N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We started looking for organized trips during our very brief visit to Switzerland and were pleasantly surprised to find an excellent offer on your website. Booking was very easy.
We booked two trips. Yolanda was our guide during both trips. She is an an excellent guide very knowledgeable about Switzerland its history, customs, politics, wine... She answered all our questions. She is also fluent in many languages.
Weather was beautiful and we enjoyed beautiful views and our scheduled program very much

Monisha G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

I would have liked more time to spend at Charlie Chaplin studios and Chateau Chillon with a shorter break at Montreux which requires not more than 45 min to stroll through th etown.

Ronald S

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Maggie was the tour guide of the day. She was very attentive to her tour group's needs to the point of even furnishing local Swiss snacks. I opted to visit the quaint little village of Corsier instead of going to Charlie Chaplin Studios. However, I think it would be very worthwhile to do. The Chateau de Chillon is great a must for history lovers. Montreux, however, is more or less a 30 minute last stop before heading back to Geneva. Take advantage of the time there to see the Freddy Mercury statue and grab an icecream. It is basically all the time you will have there.

Rashida J

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Krunal India

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Loved the market area of Lausanne

alyssa h

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2017

This was a nice tour but since I bought the basic package I was not able to enter the Chaplin museum, ride the boat to the castle or enter the castle. Luckily I had bought the swiss travel pass and the boat ride and entrance to the castle were all included with the pass for free! I was under the impression if I had purchase this basic package then I would be transferred to the destinations with a separate group but instead I was part of the group who had access to all parts and had to wait while the others were in the museum.

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